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London (any) To Manchester (any)

Train Journey Information

  • Train fares from
    £12.50
  • Fastest route
    2h 3m
  • Average journey time
    2h 44m
  • Trains per day
    Around 81
  • Changes
    3 Changes
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales

London (any) To Manchester (any)

Train Times

Thu 01 Dec, at 5:31
  1. 05:31
    London Euston
    08:55
    Manchester Airport
    3h 24m, 1 Change
  2. 05:34
    London Euston
    09:34
    Manchester Airport
    4h, 2 Changes
  3. 06:07
    London Euston
    10:35
    Manchester Airport
    4h 28m, 2 Changes
  4. 06:10
    London Euston
    11:13
    Manchester Airport
    5h 3m, 2 Changes
  5. 07:10
    London Euston
    09:55
    Manchester Airport
    2h 45m, 1 Change

    London (any) To Manchester (any) Train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from London (any) to Manchester (any) by train?
    Average journey time2h 44m
    It takes around 2 hours 44 minutes by train from London (any) to Manchester (any). Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
  • How much does the train from London (any) to Manchester (any) cost?
    Train fares from£12.50
    Train tickets from London (any) to Manchester (any) cost as little as £12.50 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
  • What is the fastest journey from London (any) to Manchester (any) by train?
    Fastest route2h 3m
    The fastest train will get you from London (any) to Manchester (any) in 2 hours 3 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 08 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
  • What time does the last train from London (any) to Manchester (any) leave?
    Last train21:01
    The last train from London (any) to Manchester (any) departs at 21:01. Don’t miss it!
  • When can I catch the first train from London (any) to Manchester (any)?
    First train05:31
    The first train leaves London (any) at 05:31. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
  • How many trains a day are there from London (any) to Manchester (any)?
    Trains per day81
    On an average weekday, around 81 trains travel from London (any) to Manchester (any). The first train departs London (any) some time after 05:31 with departures continuing at intervals, until 21:01.
  • London To Manchester Train

    Manchester is the second-largest city in the UK and has a completely different feeling from London. In Manchester, regardless of football, music, art, industry, and even shopping, it can actually become a "party". No wonder this place can be called a "24-hour party town".


    Going to Manchester from London by Train

    The London to Manchester distance is 163 miles. The average journey time between London and Manchester is 2 hours 35 minutes. The quickest route is 2 hours and 7minutes. On an average weekday, there are about 88 trains going to Manchester from London, leaving approximately every 14 minutes. The London to Manchester train journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. 

    Taking the train is the best way to travel from London to Manchester. Trains going to Manchester from London depart from London's Euston train station and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Manchester's Picadilly train station. You can travel from London to Manchester without changing trains. Find a direct train from London to Manchester with our online journey planner. The first train leaves at 05:31 from London to Manchester, the last train from London to manchester city departs at 23:34, and you can book train tickets from London to Manchester in advance online or on TrainPal to avoid rushing on the day.